sob story

noun

Definition of sob story

:a sentimental story or account intended chiefly to evoke sympathy or sadness

Examples of sob story in a Sentence

  1. She told a sob story about how she had to starve herself to pay for the rent.

  2. I don't want to hear any of your sob stories.

First Known Use of sob story

1913


SOB STORY Defined for English Language Learners

sob story

noun

Definition of sob story for English Language Learners

  • : a sad story about yourself that you tell in order to make people feel sorry for you


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